North Carolina Central University’s (NCCU) 28th Annual Jazz Festival is drawing near, bringing five days of festivities featuring NCCU’s Jazz Studies Program. Jazz favorites Nate Smith and the Russell Malone Quartet are among the headliners named for the festival, scheduled for April 23-28. A series of musical concerts will be offered for jazz and music enthusiasts of all ages.

This year’s lineup will include jazz concerts with accomplished musicians from the NCCU Jazz Studies Program and the nation. All events are free and open to the public with the exception of Friday and Saturday night concerts, which require tickets.

The festival will kick off with the NCCU Instrumental and Vocal Jazz Combos Concert at 7 p.m., Monday, April 23, at B.N. Duke Auditorium on NCCU’s campus. NCCU Jazz Program faculty will perform a live concert at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 24, in the B.N. Duke Auditorium.

At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, the NCCU Instrumental and Vocal Jazz Combos will perform a special concert in B.N. Duke Auditorium.

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Written by Kia C. Bell. Originally published April 5, 2018.